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November 19, 1937
THE MEARS NEWZ, Mears, Michigan, Nov. 19, 1937 This is a fascinating little newspaper which dubbed itself as: "The Smallest Newspaper in the World" as noted in the masthead. Created by one of the more interesting publishers in Michigan history, Swift Lathers, this weekly was just 4 pages & measured 5 1/4 by 7 1/4 inches.
It was usually hand delivered to subscribers, was filled... See More
April 26, 1729
THE NORWICH GAZETTE, England, April 26, 1729
* Rare 18th century publication
* Great masthead engraving
See the photos for the tremendous detail in the masthead of this early newspaper, showing the skyline of Norwich. Individual buildings and even the windows can be seen in this woodblock engraving. There are insets in the upper corners as well, one showing the patron Saint George sla... See More
January 24, 1850
THE LOUISVILLE DAILY JOURNAL, Kentucky, Jan. 24, 1850
* Uncommon antebellum publication
Rare to find a Kentucky newspaper from before the Civil War. The entire front & back pages are taken up with ads, providing interesting insight into the goods purchased by families over ten years before the Civil War. Inside pages have various news of the day, including political items, and even more ... See More
May 24, 1941
THE DAILY TIMES-NEWS, Burlington, North Carolina A pair of notable issues dated May 24 and 27, 1941
* Royal Navy HMS Hood sunk
* German Battleship Bismarck sunk
* Two issue set
Given the significance, close dates, and similar front page presentation by the same newspaper, we offer this pair, reporting in the May 24 issue: "GREATEST BRITISH WARSHIP IS SUNK" wit... See More
November 23, 1963
GREENSBORO DAILY NEWS, North Carolina, Nov. 23, 1963
* John F. Kennedy assassination
The banner headline announces: "KENNEDY IS ASSASSINATED; PRO-RED HELD AS SUSPECT" with two related photos.
Complete in 2 sections and 22 pages, minor toning at the fold, nice condition.... See More
August 01, 1797
THE MONTHLY REVIEW ENLARGED, London, August, 1797 This very uncommon title still has the blue/green outer wrappers. These wrappers are in remarkably nice condition as more typically they are quite worn.
The front wrapper includes the title/index page. Among the articles are: "Fair Statement of Grievances in the Navy" "Narrative of the Proceedings of Sir Jervis's Fleet&quo... See More
January 25, 1872
THE GREENSBORO PATRIOT, North Carolina, Jan. 25, 1872 Page 2 has a letter from the "Virginia Military Institute" in Lexington concerning immigration. Also an article on "Constitutional Amendments" for the state of North Carolina.
Four pages, a few creases, and a bit of foxing, good condition.
October 08, 1862
DAILY COLUMBUS ENQUIRER, Georgia, Oct. 8, 1862
* Very rare Confederate publication
* Battle of Antietam - Sharpsburg
Certainly one of the less common Confederate titles from the Civil War. Columbus is in Southwest Georgia on the Alabama border very near Montgomery.
Among the various reports inside are: "To the Citizens of Columbus" "From Knoxville--News from Gen. Smith... See More
December 30, 1862
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, December 30, 1862
* Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia
* Confederate victory from rebel capital
The front page has a wealth of war-related news including items headed: "From Fredericksburg" "City Intelligence" "Communication with the North" "Forestalling and Corrupting Negro Labour" "The War In The Southwe... See More
January 01, 1865
THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL, Montgomery, Alabama, Jan. 1, 1865
* Very Rare Confederate title from the "traveling" newspaper
* Memphis newspaper printed in Montgomery, Alabama
* A wealth of Civil War related reporting
If the title and city of publication seem to disagree, they do not. This newspaper had a fascinating history during the Civil War.
Memphis was a Confederate stro... See More
May 03, 1865
NEW YORK TIMES, May 3, 1865
* President Abraham Lincoln
* Funeral train towards Springfield
Page 5 has: "The President's Obsequies" "From Chicago to Mr. Lincoln's Home" with subheads: "Closing Manifestations in Chicago--the Body Escorted on its Way--Mrs. Lincoln's Selection of a Burial place--The Journey Toward Springfield".
The front page has some... See More
November 17, 1792
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 17, 1792 On the front page under "Indian Depredations" is a full column report about the depredations "South of the Ohio".
Page 2 has a report stating that work was started on the canal between the Susquehanna and Schuylkill rivers "...on the crown level of the middle ground, between the Tulpehocken and Quintapahilla: And that the ca... See More
August 11, 1791
DUNLAPS AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, August 11, 1791
* Washington D.C. land sale
* Early U.S. government
The front page has a nice ad datelined at "George-Town",= concerning the sale of a "...Number of Lots in the Federal City...". Mentions that the President of the United States approved the "...Sites for the Public Buildings pursuan... See More
October 14, 1865
THE DAILY CLEVELAND HERALD, Ohio, Oct. 14, 1865 The top of a front page column has a stack of heads: "The Virginia Congressmen" "THE WIRZ TRIAL" "News From California" "Davis Intercession" "Letters From Mrs. Davis" and more.
Four pages, large folio size, good condition. The folder note is for the issue folded in half.
November 19, 1857
NEW YORK HERALD, Nov. 19, 1857
* Mormons - Mormonism
* Governor Brigham Young
* Proclamation of martial law
* Utah War declaration
In the issue the day after the historic Proclamation of martial law issued by Brigham Young, this issue continues with much Mormon reporting.
Page 4 has most of a column headed: "The Latest News" "The Mormon War" "The Dispatches... See More
January 30, 1888
CORONADO EVENING MERCURY, California, Jan. 30, 1888
* Rare publication
* Hotel del Coronado ad
Very uncommon newspaper from this city in San Diego Bay. Considered an island, but technically a peninsula connected to the mainland by the "Silver Strand".
This was the year the world-famous Hotel Del Coronado opened, with a front page advertisement for it (small hole here, deter... See More
April 01, 1808
THE ENQUIRER, Richmond, Virginia, April 1, 1808 Beginning on the front page & carrying over to page 2 are: "Documents Accompanying the Message of the President" which includes several documents signed in type by James Madison and James Monroe.
Page 3 has a very unusual engraving of a horse race, with textual details on: "The Fairfield Races".
Four pages variou... See More
November 22, 1963
CITIZEN-NEWS, Hollywood, California, November 22, 1963
* Unique JFK assassination issue
See the photos for one of the most dramatic front pages to be had reporting the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Save for the caption to the photo the only word on the front page is in huge, bold letters: MARTYRED !
The remainder of the front page is taken up with a huge, black-bordered... See More
April 13, 1872
NEW YORK HERALD, April 13, 1872 Page 5 has nearly a full column headed: "COLORED NATIONAL CONVENTION" "A Great Day For The Africans" with various subheads as well. Near the end is: "...A telegraphic dispatch was received and read amid applause from Fred. Douglass at Canton, Mass., announcing his expected arrival at twelve to-night...".
Page 3 has: "Mormon ... See More
April 11, 1872
THE WORLD, New York, April 11, 1872
* State of Deseret - Mormons - Mormonism
* The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
The front page has a report from Salt Lake City on: "The Mormon Conference" with subheads: "12,000 Men in the Tabernacle--Mormonism and Enigma to the World--Brigham Young Comfortable in Health--Foreign Missionary Efforts of the Saints".
Pa... See More
May 09, 1795
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 9, 1795
* President George Washington
* Acts of Congress
The front page features not one but three Acts of Congress, each signed in script type by the president: George Washington. One of the Acts is for trading with the Indians. The ftpg. also has a detailed ad: "30 Dollars Reward" for deserters from the military.
Four pages, various scatter... See More
March 07, 1669
THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, March 7, 1669
* Among the earliest of English language newspapers to be had
The front page has a report noting: "The New-Spain fleet arriving safely at St. Lucar has filled all people with joy, the publick as well as private persons having a great share in those ships; four of their numbers were left behind at Havana..." with a bit more.
Single s... See More
May 13, 1873
NEW YORK TIMES, May 13, 1873
* Bloody Benders
* Cherry Vale, Kansas
* Corpses discovered
The front page has 1 1/2 columns taken up with an excellent and uncommonly lengthy report of the "Bloody Benders" with the discovery of their victims.
The top of a column is headed: "THE KANSAS MURDERS" "Narrative of the Horrible Crimes of the Bender Family--Discovery of... See More
May 10, 1851
THE SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, May 10, 1851 The front page has a print of: "The Aurora Borealis" which shows what appears to be Eskimos in the foreground. A descriptive article as well.
Four pages, large folio size, 3 folds with minor fold & margin wear. Folder size noted is for the issued folded in half.
January 05, 1811
COURRIER D'AMSTERDAM or the COURIER VAN AMSTERDAM, January 5, 1811 (No. 5)
* Exceedingly rare Napoleon Bonaparte occupation newspaper
This was a daily newspaper published in Amsterdam during the French occupation of Holland. It is bilingual: half printed in French and half in Dutch. Two mastheads as well, one in each language.
In 1810 Napoleon Bonaparte annexed Holland to his empi... See More
October 25, 1963
NEW YORK TIMES, October 25, 1963 The sport's section (page 20) has a one column head: "KOUFAX RECEIVES CY YOUNG AWARD" with subhead. A nice report on Los Angeles Dodger pitcher Sandy Koufax winning the first of his three Cy Young awards.
Koufax is also remembered as one of the outstanding Jewish athletes in American sports. His decision not to pitch Game 1 of the 1965 World Se... See More
November 16, 1863
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Nov. 16, 1863 Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "The Projected Rebel Invasion" "An Expedition Sent from Wilmington to Halifax" "Later From Charleston" 'Bombardment of Sumter Still Progressing" "Renewed Rebel Desertions" "From the Army of the Potomac" 'Firing Heard Toward Stevensburg" &... See More
October 14, 1863
NEW YORK HERALD, Oct. 14, 1863
* Extra-large Civil War Map for display
Certainly the prime feature of this issue is the terrific front page, as 80% of it is taken up with a huge Civil War map headed: "THE MILITARY SITUATION. Map of the present Scene of Active Operations in Eastern Tennessee and Georgia." A wealth of Civil War reporting on pages 2 and 3.
Twelve pages, very ni... See More
March 20, 1875
NEW-YORK TIMES, March 20, 1875
* Tiburcio Vasquez execution death (1st report)
* Los Angeles, California outlaw bandit
The front page has: "Execution Of The Bandit Vasquez" "Hanged At San Jose, Cal., Yesterday--No Attempt At Rescue--He Is Cool To The Last."
The report about the execution of this colorful outlaw who claimed he never killed a man, reads in part: &qu... See More
May 31, 1935
NEW YORK TIMES, May 31, 1935
* Babe Ruth's final farewell
* Last game as a player
* Baker Bowl, Philadelphia
* MLB baseball icon
The sport's section (page 18) has a two column heading: "Phils Crush Braves by 11-6, 9-3" with subheads and box scores. In the first game of this double-header, Babe Ruth struck out in the first inning, then hurt his knee taking him out o... See More
January 28, 1913
THE GLOBE, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Jan. 28, 1913
* Jim Thorpe has to return his Olympic trophies
* Indian athlete from Carlisle PA
Page 3 has one column heads: "Jim Thorpe Professional" "Hero of Olympic Games Loses Trophies--Records Wiped Out".
Twelve pages, evenly toned, a little margin wear, should be handled with care.... See More
September 25, 1927
SPRINGFIELD SUNDAY UNION AND REPUBLICAN, Massachusetts, Sept. 25, 1927 The second page of the sports section has a banner headline: "YANKEES SET NEW AMERICAN LEAGUE RECORD BY SCORING 106TH VICTORY". The report is headed: "Champion Yankees Set Record With 106th Win" with subhead: "George Pipgras Holds Detroit Tigers to Three Hits, Scores 6-to-0 Shoutout and Fans Four ... See More
October 30, 1969
LEOMINSTER ENTERPRISE, Massachusetts, Oct. 30, 1969
* School segregation must end
* U.S. Supreme Court ruling
The top of the front page has a two column heading: "Supreme Court School Ruling Hailed, Hit" and more. This is first report coverage of the Supreme Court ruling that schools must end segregation.
Complete in 18 pages, small binding holes near the spine, v... See More
September 06, 1890
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Sept. 6, 1890 The front page is a great print featuring: "Croquet in Connecticut--The Prize Tournament at Norwich" which includes 4 comic scenes as well.
Among the prints inside are: "A Turpentine Still near New Berne" "A Watermelon Auction on the North River Front, New York City" "Honors to Ericsson..." conce... See More
February 28, 1825
DAILY NATIONAL JOURNAL, Washington, D.C., a five issue lot dated Feb. 28 thru March 7, 1825 A good newsy newspaper from the nation's capital, four pages each, a bit irregular at the spine, still bound together, generally good condition.
March 23, 1795
FEDERAL ORRERY, Boston, March 23, 1795
* Uncommon publication
Certainly one of the less common titles from the 18th century. Among the articles are: "Electioneering--To the Electors of Norfolk" "Death of the Prince Primate of Poland" "On Punishment" "Hope for Old Bachelors!" and much more.
Four pages, a bit of damp staining, good condition.... See More
April 15, 1841
LLOYD MALTESE, Italy, April 15, 1841 A quite uncommon little newspaper published in the Italian language on the island of Malta. Complete in four pages, 6 by 8 inches, great condition.
October 02, 1779
THE PROVIDENCE GAZETTE & COUNTRY JOURNAL, Rhode Island, Oct. 2, 1779
* American Revolutionary War
* Gen. John Burgoyne failures
Almost the entire front page is taken up with a letter: "To Lieutenant-General Burgoyne" taken from a London newspaper and reprinted here.
Not surprisingly the theme is critical of Burgoyne, who is best remembered as the commanding general at S... See More
October 06, 1863
THE WORLD, New York, Oct. 6, 1863 Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "Threatening Raid by the Rebels Under Forrest" "Intent of the Rebel Attack on McMinnsville" "Rebel Views of the Situation" "Gen. Rosecrans's Position Acknowledged Impregnable" and much more.
Eight pages, good condition.
October 16, 1863
THE WORLD, New York, Oct. 16, 1863 Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "Desperate flank Movement by Lee!" "Attempt of the Rebels to Get Between Our Army & Washington" "Enemy Driven Back by the Second Corps" Probable Battle at Bull Run" "Recrossing of the Tennessee by Wheeler's Troops" "Important Movement of Bragg... See More
October 23, 1863
THE WORLD, New York, Oct. 23, 1863 Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "Division of the Mississippi" "Departments of the Cumberland, Tennessee, Ohio, and Vicksburg Included in Gen. Grant's Command" "Gens. Hooker & Sherman to Command their Respective Corps" "Escape of General Lee Across the Rapidan" "The Grant Battle Avo... See More
October 29, 1863
THE WORLD, New York, Oct. 29, 1863 Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: Gen. Grant's Dept." "Grand Flanking Movement by Lee's and Bragg's Armies" "Rebels Marching from Virginia to Tennessee" "The Line of the Rappahannock to be Defended by Lee" "Cavalry Right at Bealton Station" "Daring Raids by the Enemy" &... See More
November 07, 1863
THE WORLD, New York, Nov. 7, 1863 Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "The Army of the Potomac in Motion" "The Warrenton Route to Richmond Abandoned!" "The Siege of Charleston" "The Fenian Brotherhood" "Increased Audacity of Rebel Guerrillas" "Gen. Grant's Dept." "Enemy Still Firing from Lookout Mountain... See More
November 12, 1863
THE WORLD, New York, Nov. 12, 1863
* Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
* General George Meade official report
Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "Rebel Army Concentrated on the Rapidan" "Presentation of Colors to General Meade" "Official Report of the Late Engagements & of the Battle of Gettysburg" "The Main Army at Rodgersv... See More
November 21, 1863
THE WORLD, New York, Nov. 21, 1863 Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "From East Tennessee" "Gen. Burnside Announces Himself All Right, Yet all Wrong" "Continued Fighting All About Knoxville" "Our Soldiers In Richmond" "Escape of 33 Prisoners from Castle Thunder" "Capture of Brazos Island, Bienville, and Point Isabel... See More
November 28, 1863
THE WORLD, New York, Nov. 28, 1863
* Battles of Missionary Ridge & Lookout Mountain
Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "VIRGINIA" "A Battle & a Victory South of the Rapidan" "Gen. Meade Reported Successful at All Points: "CHATTANOOGA" "The Enemy Totally Routed & Flying in Panic" "Bragg Attempts a Stand a... See More
December 08, 1863
THE WORLD, New York, Dec. 8, 1863 Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "General Grant's Dept." "Longstreet Certainly Retreating Toward Virginia" "The Siege of Knoxville Raised Dec. 4" "Gens. Sherman and Foster Pursuing Along the Holston River" "The Enemy Advancing on Maysfield, Ky." "The Siege of Charleston" &... See More
December 01, 1854
AMERICAN PHRENOLOGICAL JOURNAL, New York, December, 1854 Phrenology is a theory stating that the personality traits of a person can be derived from the shape of the skull. Although holding no validity today, it was a popular science in the mid-19th century and this periodical focused on it.
Inside has a great article on: "Gold Coins of the United States" which includes 23 nice eng... See More
December 18, 1863
THE WORLD, New York, Dec. 18, 1863
* Chesapeake Affair
Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "Capture of The Chesapeake" ":The Vessel Taken In Sambro Harbor, Near Halifax, Yesterday" "Escape of Most of the Crew" "News From Washington" "Supplies to Richmond Prisoners".
Eight pages, nice condition.... See More
December 29, 1863
THE WORLD, New York, Dec. 29, 1863 Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "Gen. Grant's Department" "Guerrilla Raids in Front" "Another Demonstration by Morgan Apprehended" "Longstreet's Movements Interpreted" "A Concise Narrative of Gen. Grant's late Campaign" "Proposed Reorganization of Gen. Meade's Arm... See More
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